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Dahua Technology USA Brings Smart H.265+ Technology to Its Line of NVRs

By | August 14, 2017

IRVINE, California, August 15, 2017 – Dahua Technology USA, a leading manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, has introduced three new Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to provide a more expansive feature set within their Lite Series and Pro Series product families. The N42, N52, and N54 models have a higher number of PoE ports than their predecessors, and they support the industry’s latest compression codec: Dahua’s optimized Smart H.265+.

Beyond the newest additions to the family, Dahua offers a comprehensive array of ONVIF-conformant NVRs designed for flexibility, ease of use, and reliability. The NVRs auto-detect Dahua cameras for easy set up and have a single cable connection, meaning they do not need a separate power supply. The NVRs can be ordered with hard drives for plug-and-play functionality or without hard drives for greater customization. Integrated PoE ports improve network security, due to the fact that each camera has its own isolated IP input. Automatic Network Replenishment (ANR) guards against lost data: in the case of a network outage, the camera records to the local SD card and automatically transfers this footage back to the NVR once the network is restored.

One of the most notable characteristics of the N42, N52, and N54 recorders is that they support Smart H.265+, Dahua’s innovative optimization of the H.265 codec. Using four different technologies to limit the recording of useless or unimportant data whenever possible, Smart H.265+ saves up to 80 percent on bandwidth and storage compared to standard H.264.

“As video surveillance systems grow in megapixels, Dahua is working to reduce network strain and lower the high cost of storage,” Ms. Hackenburg stated. “Smart H.265+ accomplishes both of these things. It is a great benefit to customers, and we’re pleased to introduce this technology in our Lite and Pro Series NVRs.”

Dahua NVRs also improve the efficiency of a video surveillance system, boasting functions such as Smart Search, which allows for fast and easy review of recorded data. When paired with cameras that have Intelligent Video System (IVS) analytics, the NVRs provide a tripwire feature, detection of abandoned or missing objects, and face detection. After faces are detected in the live video stream, the images are captured as thumbnails and a searchable database is created.

“The innovation behind Dahua’s family of NVRs really shines, whether with a basic or advanced model,” remarked Jennifer Hackenburg, senior product marketing manager, Dahua USA. “Our goal is to provide our customers with a broad range of network recording solutions, no matter the size or the requirements of the installation. We added these new models to build up our Lite and Pro Series offerings for small- and mid-sized applications.”

The new N42 NVRs, part of the competitively-priced Lite Series, include 4-, 8-, and 16-channel models that decode up to 8MP resolution on each channel with a maximum incoming bandwidth of 200 Mbps. They support auto-tracking, people counting, and heat mapping, the first time Dahua has introduced such functions in the Lite Series. The highlights of the new N52 and N54 models, in the feature-rich Pro Series, are 24 PoE ports and the ability to decode up to 12MP on each channel,with a maximum incoming bandwidth of 320 Mbps. These Pro Series NVRs support recording four (4) channels at 8MP and 16 channels at 2MP. They are especially well-suited for panoramic and PTZ cameras, with a customized live view layout for panoramic displays and 3D intelligent positioning for Dahua PTZs.


About Dahua Technology USA

Dahua Technology USA brings high-value, total security solutions to the North American market. Founded in 2001, Dahua now manufactures the world’s second-largest market share of video surveillance equipment, according to a 2016 IHS report. Dahua’s video surveillance solutions, from award-winning cameras to video management software, deliver unparalleled quality, reliability, and stability. Dahua Technology USA provides sales and support throughout the U.S. and Canada, with facilities in Irvine, California, Franklin, Massachusetts, and Houston, Texas.  For more information, please visit

About Dahua Technology USA

Dahua Technology USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Dahua Technology, which is estimated to be the second largest supplier of video security equipment in the world according to the Omdia 2020 Market Share Database. Dahua Technology USA brings high-value, total security solutions to the North American market by focusing on integrity and personal relationships to enhance the customer experience. Dahua Technology’s security solutions, from award-winning cameras to video management software, deliver unparalleled quality, reliability, and stability, providing sales and support throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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